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September 24, 2014
Get Outdoors

Written by guest blogger Minot Pettinato

There’s reason to celebrate the outdoors in any season, especially with patio weather! No matter what style you’re after you’ll find a brilliant way to decorate your yard. Using outdoor rugs and lighting will make your space feel homey, like somewhere you’ll actually want to sit, not just a replica of a patio set you’ve seen in a dozen different department stores. Here are some yard-trends to embrace whether your style is family-centric, garden party, outdoor man-cave or modern chic.

Embrace your Small Yard

Small backyards need love too, and the plus side? Easy decorating with less cleanup! To decorate a small yard, first choose the area you want to place your furniture. If you don’t already have a deck or stone patio you can easily create a trendy entertaining space by buying an affordable outdoor Living Vogue rug. Choose a simple base color such as grey or brown and begin your furniture placement. Obviously you want to choose outdoor pieces that are “space-appropriate”, so try to find two-seater unit that is stylish and comfortable such as the Harvey Day Bed, or the Eclipse Outdoor 3 Piece, both by Jacob’s Furniture. Using bright pillows, patterns and accessories, like an outdoor ottoman will add a pop of color and make your outdoor living space seem larger and more vibrant.

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Keep it Trendy, Chic, Fabulous

Looking for that perfectly trendy, sleek and chic look for your backyard? The trick is using clean lines, square furniture and the perfect accessories for your yard. Start with your heating: portable fireplaces are stylish and convenient for inside and outside. This Siekaup Travelmate portable fireplace has beautiful, sleek lines that will compliment any trendy look. Another fabulous choice is the super modern brazier/fire pit by Outdoor Elegance due to its excellent heat and creative, modern styles. For furniture, stick with trendy outdoor sectionals like the Fancy Homes wicker furniture, as they provide plenty of space for you and your guests, and follow the gorgeous vintage-modern clean line vibe. Choose a fabulous patterned outdoor rug to match the rest of your furniture, this will accentuate the mod appeal.

Have a Family Friendly BBQ Backyard

Your outdoor style doesn’t have to be all girly. Men need their space, too, and that’s what this outdoor BBQ look is all about: comfortable style perfectly suited to entertaining while you wait for your steaks! Start with your BBQ and your storage. Barbeques don’t have to cost an arm and a leg in order to turn out excellent grilling. Choose this stylish, affordable Bayside BBQ and Kube Outdoor Storage & Buffet by Living Vogue. Storage units are great for your outdoor needs like storing condiments, outside dishes, pool towels, or small garden supplies. Plus, it’s always great to have extra counter-space when you’re at the grill.

Choose family-friendly furniture like the Furniture Shack’s outdoor umbrella and the amazingly comfortable Toucan Shop hammock. Stick with bright colors to accentuate the family-friendly atmosphere, and why not give the kids their own special spot to sit? Try these gorgeous baby swings by the Toucan Shop or these Fermob Bistro folding chairs. One last family must have for backyard fun is a daybed swing, like this gorgeous bright Wicked Yak swing with awning.

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Gorgeous Garden Party Style

Want to bring the focus to your garden? Choose romantic, creamy neutrals and wicker furniture to really make the colors of your garden flowers pop. A gorgeous piece to include would be any outdoor canopy, as these provide a romantic sitting spot and look stylish, like this canopy bed by Alfresco Outdoor Furniture. Day beds are also a great choice for a garden-centric patio. Neutral tables and chairs are essential for a garden party vibe. Choose a backyard set like the Outdoor Elegance Manchester table. Accessorize with crisp white linens and a porcelain vase with flowers from the garden. One final must-have accessory for your garden party look is a decorative chandelier, like this one from Imagine This.

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